Everything about this fine Domaine is attractive – even the elaborately decorated concrete cuves. The Tollot’s and the Beaut’s have remained together for many generations and therefore have maintained excellent and valuable vineyard holdings. The younger generation – cousins Nathalie, Jean-Paul and Olivier direct the Domaine. They have made substantial changes in the past few years and quality has risen at this progressive and fine Domaine. Always a consistent source of delightful and serious Burgundy that represents very good value coupled with wonderfully stylish presentation.
Just a stunning wine. It was tasted in a line up of other Burgundy (and one Yarra Pinot which held up better than most expected) and the power and density of the wine are the hallmarks. Bressandes is one of the most prestigious subsets of Corton and this wine will undoubtedly last for the long term. I think some time in the 2024 realm would be ideal.
Pinot Noir – This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.
2009 – One of the greatest vintages for Burgundy ever. The wines are powerfully fruited with great structure and pure as can be. Unlike 2005 where vintage was the prominent feature, the 2009s showed lovely terroir characters first.